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"As early as 1955, the Otts were among the first to set up Grüner Veltliner and if it comes down to us, we will stay first."

When Bernhard took over the family's vineyard, he began to develop the farm's activities further. He bought new steel tanks in the basement, started to shut the bottles on the Stelvin helicopter heights and brought his own philosophy to the wine for the importance of respect for nature. Bernhard has converted many vineyard plots to biodynamic and wines from these plots are RESPEKT-certified.

Bernhard is particularly concerned about the careful working of the hedgehog. He utilizes herbaceous plants to improve soil quality, reduce erosion and respond to challenges she faces with biodynamic tinctures and homeopathic caries. In accordance with the biodynamic principles, all the work of nurseries and the basement makes a holistic perspective in mind.

Bernhard Ott noticed that after switching to biodynamic cultivation, he could start harvesting several weeks earlier. This allows the grapes to reach physiological maturity before, and their sugar concentrations will not get too high, resulting in an excessive alcohol content.

Ott's wines have a structure, complexity and sophistication. Wines are balanced and they uniquely reflect the soil of their growth area.

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 David Schildknecht, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  2 wines  from  Weingut Bernhard Ott . In a tasting of  31 wines 

Knoll Riesling Smaragd Vinothekfüllung 2016/ This reflects an upper area of Loibenberg whose vines were left hanging until last and picked up some botrytis, perhaps in part on account of the proximity to humidity-trapping woods. It conveys a wonderful sense of richness, yet with the fresh juiciness and subtly cooling herbal inflections that are features of so many 2016s, as well as fruit pit piquancy supplying welcome counterpoint to succulent, ripe white peach and mango. Just as strikingly, this entire performance seems to be headily draped in wisteria. Not only is there abundant glycerol on the palate, but there is also underlying polish, botrytis having worked its charms stealthily and with restraint. A sweet-saline, iodine-laced evocation of lobster-shell reduction lends mouthwatering savor to the superbly sustained finish. This blows past the corresponding 2015 – though not in the sense of being more powerful. I sometimes find the designation “Vinothek bottling” misleading in that the Knolls’ wines so labeled often strike me as significantly less suited to long-term cellaring than other wines from this estate. But in the present instance I have no such reservations.

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